Sunset Magazine loves Nevada City. After putting the iconic Gold Rush town on their cover last year, and naming Inn Town Campground one of the best campgrounds in the nation, they have dubbed it the #1 Value Town in Northern California. Beyond value, the article goes on to describe some of the attributes that make Nevada City not only affordable, but uniquely wonderful in its own way:
Where the summer of love never ended
Ask Matthew Ticciati to describe his first Halloween after moving to Nevada City in the Sierra Foothills, and at first you get the happy clichés of rural life: the whole town dressing up, every porch lit with a jack-o’-lantern, the neighbor who gives out 2,500 pieces of candy. But then the clichés stop. “The best costume? A kid who came as No Face from the Japanimation classic Spirited Away. That was pretty great,” he says. Lots of Gold Country towns have quaint main streets and good schools and affordable Victorians like the one Ticciati and his wife are fixing up—but fellow parents who would dress up their 10-year-old as a Hayao Miyazaki character? That takes a certain artsy sensibility, which is exactly what’s luring big-city escapees like the Ticciatis to Nevada City. It also doesn’t hurt that the alt-folk musician Joanna Newsom hails, famously, from here.
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